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  • El Paso County receives more than $250,000 in wildfire grants

    By Lisa Walton and matt steiner The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    A third round of money from the state's Wildfire Risk Reduction Program will help pay for 37 projects throughout Colorado, including work in El Paso County by the Westcott Fire Protection District, Black Forest Together and the county. Gov. John Hickenlooper's office announced Friday...

  • License plate scanner networks capture movements

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    LOS ANGELES — A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement. The license plate scanning...

  • Changes coming to Fallen Firefighter Memorial after annual service Saturday in Colorado Springs

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    A week after 168 union firefighters and emergency service personnel are honored Saturday in Colorado Springs, the landmark memorial where the annual service takes place will be rebuilt to make room for thousands of additional names. Nearly $4 million from the International...

  • Scots reject independence in historic vote, 307-year union remains

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scottish voters have resoundingly rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of...

  • Vice President Biden in Denver

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    DENVER — Vice President Joe Biden is in Denver on Friday to attend an event on domestic violence and a fundraiser for a Democratic congressional candidate. Biden is scheduled attend a round table on domestic violence. He will also attend a fundraiser for former Colorado House Speaker...

  • Poll indicates more trouble for Colorado Democrats; Gardner with big edge on Udall

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Another poll released by Quinnipiac University on Thursday spells trouble for Colorado's Democratic incumbents. The poll puts U.S. Sen. Mark Udall 8 percentage points behind U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican from Yuma who is trying to change congressional chambers in the Nov. 4...

  • Calhan ending handshake agreement for water usage

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    After years of relying on a handshake agreement to govern bulk water usage from ranchers and farmers, the town of Calhan is enacting stricter policies to keep better tabs on water use. In the past, neighboring farmers and ranchers could take water from the town's fire hydrants and pay...

  • Colorado Springs group wants to change workings of Utilities board

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Two members of the newly formed Colorado Springs Forward group sat before the City Council on Wednesday and suggested that a different group than the council could better govern the $1 billion publicly owned utility. Motives were questioned, voices raised and some City Council...

  • 5 things going on inside Martin Drake Power Plant

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoz@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A fire erupted inside Martin Drake Power Plant May 5, shutting down all operations. Colorado Springs Utilities employees, contracted cleanup crews, and contracted engineers have worked around the clock since then to bring up two of the three boilers. The last boiler, known as Unit 5,...

  • New poll shows Gov. Hickenlooper with 10-point deficit

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    By all accounts, the race for Colorado governor will be close this November. A poll released Wednesday found Gov. John Hickenlooper and GOP candidate Bob Beauprez were still tied, but a second poll showed Hickenlooper had dropped 10 points back among likely Colorado voters. "Pundits...

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